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Exploring Rupit, a Catalan Stone Village

Rupit is Catalan for rock (from the Latin, rupes) and this historical treasure is carved from the stony hill it is perched upon. Situated 98km from Barcelona, Rupit is the perfect distance for a day trip. We experienced it with two other Catalonian towns from between the 1000 and the...

The Florence Cathedral Duomo Climb

Follow in the footsteps of the greats and climb the Florence Duomo, the dome of Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Cathedral of Saint Maria of the Flower). Situated in the heart of the Pizza del Duomo, this is a historic centerpiece of the Catholic faith – from a time of...

The high speed express trains from Trenitalia get you across Italy in hours

Why train travel in Italy beats driving and bus tours

We have explored Europe on a Eurail pass when we were younger and were able to see more without the stress of driving or the inflexibility of a group tour so when we had to choose between hiring a car and train travel in Italy, the benefits of rail outweighed the freedom of a hire car...

Truffle hunting in Tuscany with Alessandro from Siena Tartfufi

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany is Not to be Missed

Easily the most incredible experience we discovered in Italy’s Tuscany was truffle hunting with one beautiful Labrador and a Lagotto Romagnolo, a local breed renowned for its ability to sniff out prime Tuscan black truffles. What if we told you we had found a unique travel experience that...